Former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged Frank Lampard to snub the chance to succeed Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea boss.
Sarri is set to leave Chelsea for Juventus following the departure of Max Allegri after five years at Juventus.
Lampard is favourite to replace Sarri.
Wright-Phillips told 888sport: “I think if Frank gets the job he’s going to bring a calm. He is Mr Chelsea. He knows what the club needs and how the football should be played for the fans to get back to enjoying it and fully supporting it.
“But if I was in Frank’s shoes I would wait a little bit longer. Chelsea is not an easy job to step into and there is no point him stepping in and getting the sack within two years.
“He may as well continue progressing as a coach and then when he goes there he goes there for good.
“That’s what I would like to see him do but if he feels ready for it – and only he knows – he should jump at it.”
Sarri is leaving Chelsea after just one season at Stamford Bridge despite guiding the club to a third place finish in the Premier League and success in the Europa League.
“I really hope Chelsea don’t get a reputation for being a poisoned chalice, for the fans and for the players,” Wright-Phillips added.
“But word gets passed around and no manager wants to be in a job for only a short while.
“Most of them have families and you don’t get a chance to get them settled if you have to pack up again and go in six months or a year.
“As a manager you need time to settle in and to put across to the players how you want to play and for them to get used to your style of play.”